This year has been full of ‘firsts’ for me. Firsts such as a new-look Treefall Writing, travelling to Chile, learning to run (I have a long way to go), learning InDesign (even further to go), launching a book, and being interviewed on radio. And as I’ve mentioned elsewhere on Treefall Writing, much of this has taken me way out of my comfort zone.
Now, in another first, I’m planning to start a monthly newsletter, to coincide with welcoming in the new year. But knowing we all have in-boxes over-flowing with emails demanding our attention, I want to be sure the material I include is not only interesting but useful and relevant.
And while I want to encourage other writers by providing resources, reading their work and recommending books I love, I’m aware that writers are not the sum total of my readers. I’ll be seeking ways to help you explore your creativity, passions and dreams – regardless of what that might be.
Some of the possibilities include, but are not limited to or decided upon:
- what’s on your bedside table? (what I’ve been reading, as well as inviting your contributions)
- encouraging or thought-provoking quotes
- stories that matter – from here and around the world
- people making a difference
- mentoring – building into the next generation
- research/writing writing tools and resources
- writing prompts
- writing opportunities
- creating space for your story
- living a creative life
- living an authentic life
The newsletter might sometimes link to relevant articles on Treefall Writing, but my intention is to actively search out – and create – additional material and resources.
Over to You
So I’d love to know – what elements of this list interest you? And what else would you like to hear about?
And if you are interested in receiving a monthly newsletter, you can sign up using the form below, or in the sidebar on the home page (it’s separate to signing up to receive blog posts by email). I promise not to spam you or disclose your details to anybody else – I believe in treating others the way I’d like to be treated and I would be seriously grumpy if that happened to me.
Finally, thanks to everyone who’s supported me over the past 18 months, and I look forward to hearing from you soon, so that I might support you in whatever way I can.